It's not just too many cores, it's too much everything. They've taken a crappy, underpowered chip that was trimmed to the bone to try and make something that competes with Arm, and are hacking on extras to make it sound more like a Xeon. In which case why not just use any non-Atom CPU, not necessarily a Xeon but just something that isn't as bare-bones as the Atom, and use that. Or an AMD G-series APU.
Or could this be Intel's trick, that they've taken a Core 2 Mobile CPU, scraped off the Penryn label, reprinted it as Atom++, and are shipping those?
A bit flip in the electronic voting machine added 4,096 extra votes to one candidate. The issue was noticed only because the machine gave the candidate more votes than were possible.
How could they tell this apart from standard operations on a Diebold machine?
Did the lack of this feature affect your buying decision?
Not at all. I was pointing out that the lack of a feature that I, and I'd guess about 99% of the rest of the market, never uses anyway isn't a big deal. As others have pointed out, this seems more like a means of appeasing the broadcaster lobby than something anyone really cares about.
What this issue is about are those who have the tuner hardware that is crippled or disabled by the vendor.
I haven't listened to radio in at least ten years (who needs to when there's streaming and MP3s), but I object to having the FM radio in my phone crippled like this. It should be my choice to ignore the radio, not the phone vendors.
I also hear. "you are not local". -_-
Quite right, too. This is a local job, for local people! There's nothing for you here!
I wonder how much it would cost to replace the parts damaged by radiation, instead of getting a whole new robot?
If you want to sit there with a screwdriver and disassemble something that's taken an absorbed dose of 500-1000 Sv, be my guest.
Displacement damage isn't a problem in this case, it accumulates over years. The primary concern there is radiation embrittlement of pressure vessels, standard 316 stainless contains nickel which captures neutrons and forms an unstable isotope of nickel with an even larger capture cross-section, which decays into iron and (eventually) helium. So you end up with voids created as displacement damage from the neutrons that fill up with helium, which is not a good thing in a reactor vessel. Still, that takes years of continuous exposure to high neutron flux, not hours or minutes.
The issue here is that zoo of other particles that the neutrons create as they pass through matter: prompt fission gammas, capture gammas, decay gammas, inelastic scattering gammas, bremsstrahlung, and so on and so on, as well as alphas and betas due to neutron activation. Conventional rad-hard devices aren't going to help you much there.
You can't go home again, unless you set $HOME.